GREAT BRITAIN: Too Bloody Awful

The Labor government had not yet dared to tell Britons what they faced. Sir Stafford Cripps, by proposing a wage freeze (TIME, Feb 16), had led Labor up to one big hurdle. But could the keen-minded jockey make the massive, stubborn trades union movement take even this first unpleasant jump? Was the beast bred or built for it?

Disagreeable Program. Last week Cripps's chances of persuasion looked better, on paper. The General Council of the Trades Union Congress agreed in principle to the wage freeze. To make it less chilling, Cripps announced that he was giving British business one month...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!